i rather think the general consensus is that i shouldn't be here. that's fine, i can take a hint. but on my way out may i leave you with these parting thoughts...
everyone singing from the same hymn sheet is good, but it doesn't make for a diverse or stimulating forum. humans thrive on diversity; it's the basis for our evolution.
secure individuals have little difficulty in coping with opinions or perspectives other than their own, even when expressed in a manner they find 'troll-like'. usually they simply shrug their shoulders and learn to cope. yelling 'troll' every time you come across an opinion you dislike is neither productive nor entertaining.
forums are meant to be informative and fun. if you're only here to discover the weight of an xtr rear mech then you're perhaps missing the point.
simon, i don't know why you bother. i really don't.
best wishes to you all. a little disappointment, but no hard feelings